Posts Tagged ‘follow the money’

Book Review: Words and Money by Andre Schiffrin

Book Review: Words and Money by Andre Schiffrin

By The Banker | Book Reviews

Somewhere on my Top 5 thematic topics on Bankers Anonymous is a hard-core media critique – which I refer to in kinda-joking-kinda-not joking shorthand as the “Financial Infotainment Industrial Complex.” When I read the Wall Street Journal or listen to financial news on the radio I find myself talking back – usually although not always [&hellip

Video: TEDTalk on Global Corruption

Video: TEDTalk on Global Corruption

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Video

Follow the money! It’s not just “those corrupt folks” over there, it’s often “these corrupt folks” over here as well.   Post read (2534) times

Follow the Money, then Act with Love

Follow the Money, then Act with Love

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Video

Such an important and powerful Ted talk by Lawrence Lessig. Lessig rightly points out the perfectly legal, sanctioned, and structural corruption at the heart of American Democracy.  Only 0.05% of us really fund elections, which really means its only 0.05% of us who select and vet candidates and have access to them once they’re in [&hellip

Guest Post: Sheldon Adelson’s Israel Gamble

By The Professor | Blog Posts

[ED: If Adelson represents in 2012 the new face of unlimited political ‘speech’ in US Politics following the Citizens United ruling, he’s even further along in influencing Israeli politics.  My friend The Professor presents a fuller picture of Adelson than I had painted earlier with his rational bet on the Romney campaign] By: “The Professor” [&hellip